IgE-bearing cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and allergen-specific IgE levels in sera from RAO-affected horses.

@article{Knzle2007IgEbearingCI,
  title={IgE-bearing cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and allergen-specific IgE levels in sera from RAO-affected horses.},
  author={F K{\"u}nzle and Vincent M Gerber and A van der Haegen and Beat Wampfler and Reto Straub and Eliane Marti},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={40-7}
}
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a common condition in stabled horses characterized by small airway inflammation, airway neutrophilia and obstruction following exposure of susceptible horses to mouldy hay and straw and is thus regarded as a hypersensitivity reaction to mould spores. However, the role of immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE) in the pathogenesis of RAO is unclear. We hypothesized that the number of cells with receptor-bound IgE in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and IgE… CONTINUE READING

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